Demographics & Land Usage Planning

The Demographics and Land Use Planning Section has a broad range of multiple project responsibilities. Their primary functions focus upon the provision of countywide land use planning information through ArcView analysis, planning research, publications and Web-enabled data management services.

Data Management

Data management services include:

  • Facilitating departmental, regional and local planning data needs
  • Coordinating quality control of demographics, estimates and forecasts
  • Conducting thematic map revisions
  • Managing the in-house development and maintenance of our online Web Data Book

Partnering with other public sector data products and services providers, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Jersey State Data Center (NJSDC) and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) assures our clients timely access to reliable and relevant planning data. Staff provides value-added assistance in navigating and extracting data sets from such online sources as Census Data, Economic Census and Local Employment Dynamics.

Smart Growth Liaison & Representation

As County liaison to the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth, the Division monitors state planning activities, advises our municipalities and provides assistance in coordinating the State Development and Redevelopment Plan's cross-acceptance process and planning areas designation. We also participate in Brownfields Redevelopment Programs, assist smart growth planning efforts and support economic development initiatives.

Staff representation with the New Jersey County Planners Association, the NJSDC Advisory Council, the DVRPC Information Resources Exchange Group and the DVRPC Regional Planning Committee provide a nexus for bonding public awareness with long-range planning goals and objectives.